RDPE Growth Programme grant support events

Published on Friday 2 February, 2018 by Charlotte Knight

Find out more about The Rural Development Programme for England Growth Programme

You could be eligible for a Growth Programme grant if your business is carrying out a project to create jobs or bring more money into the rural economy. The scheme is delivered by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) and  Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

The application window has been extended to 31 May 2018. Don't miss out on this opportunity for a grant.

Come along to one of the following FREE events to hear more about the grants and to speak to a member of the team about any project ideas.



Mon 19 February 2018

17:30 – 19:30

The Crown Hotel, Blandford Forum

Register here



Tue 20 February 2018

08:30 – 10:30

The George Albert Hotel, Wardon Hill, Evershot near Dorchester

Register here


There are 3 types of grant:

  • Business development
  • Food processing
  • Rural tourism infrastructure

The minimum grant request is £35,000, the maximum depends on the type of grant. The Dorset LEADER team will also be available to chat through ideas for smaller grant requests.


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